Monday, February 12, 2007

And happiness is?

A state of mind, vs the reaction to external stimuli that we've reduced it to. There's much merit in keeping that smile on, come rain come sunshine come freeze-ur-ass-off winters :-)

An accumulation of the small joys that most of our mundane lives have to generously offer, vs. the revealing light at the end of the tunnel that we all make it out to be.

Laughing at even the worst joke if the one cracking it is someone you care for, if they feel great about themselves and you gain a smile, who the f cares what the joke was about!!! :-)

The outcome of unconditional love, die hard friendships and faith in oneself vs. the ephemerals of endless partying, shopping till u drop or nights of drunken stupor our generation confuses it with :-)

Letting your favorite songs touching you deep deep deep down inside, memories of good times with loved ones, conversation without abandon that take you through sleepless nights without so much as a sigh and keep you looking forward to more :-))

When the smile on your lips reaches the corners of your eyes, anything less just doesn't measure up! :D Grinning without worrying about yellowing teeth, brace needing teeth or laugh lines :DDD

Friends and family, the blessing of good health and a decent nourishing meal each day, knowing that well being in itself is a huge advantage over the underprivileged, deprived lives that millions in the world go through day after day (Blood Diamond - thanks very much!)

That and so much more im sure my kind visitors will add on their wisdom :-)

12 comments:

LUCKY said...

Nice, really nice! Touched a chord! words of praise would not do justice!

@ said...

Happened to stop by your blog for the first time, and spent more than 15 mins here! Your style is truly very beautiful and the things you write about are also very very very simple, yet to the point! Keep up the great work!

unpredictable said...

Ravi: Thanks for ur comments ... been visiting ur blog .. some amazing blogs ... someday u have to temme who the girl was :-)

@: Thanks for ur words ... always encouraging to have someone drop in their kind words .. :)

@ said...

Unpredictable, I could have been a silent reader. However, Karthik convinced me to break all the silence and write... coz you have a fan now and you definitely need to know that! =)

unpredictable said...

ummm ... thanks so much! But Karthik who? i have a cousin karthik, a senior karthik, a friend of a friend named karthik who mistook me for his frnd sudha and a new supply planning guy also named karthik!! Damn the tams for being non creative with naming their kiddos!

unpredictable said...

god lets not forget pg karthik whos a cousin of a friend ... damn damn!! is this why im not too creative either??? :P

@ said...

lol!! i used to diss ppl naming their kids "jab koi naam sochneko time nahin mila ... tho Rahul rakh dete hain" =)

I was refering to your lucky mentee!

Anonymous said...

this is really ossum ya.. loved it!

Anonymous said...

srikant

Anonymous said...

happiness is....
reading such wonderful posts...keep writing

unpredictable said...

Thanks anon! If ur fm bbay .. hope ull enjoy reading the next few ones on the city .. enjoy!

Sharmili said...

just realised i hadnt read this blog.... and i have to comment if i read it na...

"Happiness is being content with what you are, where you are and with the people around you... Its accepting yourself and the people in your life completely..."